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Private Icon: Janet Jackson In Poetic Justice

Decades later, Janet Jackson's '90s style still lives on.

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It's been 27 years since Poetic Justice was released in theaters (and now available to stream on Hulu), but Janet Jackson's early '90s style still holds up. As Justice, her outfits were full of baggy jeans, crop tops, hoop earrings, and, of course, the hat, and can easily be recreated decades later.

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If you're going to be stranded on the side of the highway, you might as well be dressed to impress.


You can't just wear any crop top. It's gotta have the sweetheart neckline.

Light-washed, high-waisted jeans go with anything.

These aren't just any gold hoops, they've got prismatic molding.

When trying to replicate the style of Miss Jackson, the baggier, the better.


The key to buying this top is to size up.

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Throwing it back to a time when skinny jeans weren't a thing.

And you can't forget the chunky black boots.

Janet was onto the bomber jacket trend way before the rest of us.

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The page boy cap is a necessity.

This bulky bomber jacket is a two-for-one reversible situation.

Want to recreate more iconic looks? We shopped out present-day outfits for Lady Bird, The Virgin Suicides, and Legally Blonde's Elle Woods.

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